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Confessions of an accidental businessman : it takes a lifetime to find wisdom

Author: James A Autry
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The journalist and poet who also had a successful business career discusses the challenges of leadership.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: James A Autry; James A Autry
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Autry
ISBN: 1576750035 9781576750032
OCLC Number: 34951364
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 252 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Trying to Reach Everyone's Story --
Poem: Man of the House --
Chapter One: From Government Housing to Executive Suite --
Poem: Reminiscence at Toul --
Chapter Two: Leaming About Management and Leadership the Hard Way --
Chapter Three: Bearing Witness --
Poem: Recessions --
Chapter Four: How I Learned That Customers Sometimes Think They Own Your Business --
Chapter Five: Legends and Heroes --
Poem: At the Air Aces Museum --
Chapter Six: The journey into Real Management --
Chapter Seven: Learning to Be a Real Man in Business --
Poem: Grave Digger --
Poem: Romantic Revelations --
Chapter Eight: In Which It Becomes Clear That Business Ethics Often Has Strange Definitions --
Poem: Genealogy --
Chapter Nine: Death Among Us --
Poem: Death Message --
Poem: Messages from Somewhere Else --
Chapter Ten: The First Taste of 'Intrapreneuring" --
Chapter Eleven: Are We Having Fun Yet? --
Chapter Twelve: Staying On Course and Making Big Changes-At The Same Time --
Poem: Urban Flashback --
Chapter Thirteen: Perks and Privileges --
Poem: Airport Scene --
Chapter Fourteen: Experiments in Management --
Chapter Fifteen: Mistakes and Blunders --
Poem: Jeopardy --
Chapter Sixteen: The Rocky Road of President in a Golden Age --
Poem: On Firing a Salesman --
Poem: Leaving It All Behind --
Chapter Seventeen: Gifts and Offerings --
Poem: On Paying Attention --
Chapter Eighteen: Rules to Live (and Lead) By.
Responsibility: James A. Autry.
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